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president trump orders a hiring freeze-- for the federal government. what this means for thousands of workers in our area. good morning washington. cold start tuesday with isolated / brief shower possible feeling chilly during the afternoon drying & afternoon sunshine today: mostly cloudy with a slight chance of an early shower. pm partly sunny. highs: 46-49 tonight: mainly clear and cold. winds nw10-15 wednesday: mostly sunny. nice highs: 56-59
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white house focused on the economy, trade and jobs .... while meeting with congressional, business and union leaders. mr. trump signing several memorandums including pulling out of the transpacific trade partnership?all while his cabinet picks make progress on capitol hill. abc's stephanie ramos reports from washington. today, president trump welcomes auto industry leaders to the white house....as he makes a push for more jobs in the u-s. sot: spicer at wh briefing, "looks forward to hearing their ideas about how we can work togher to bring more jobs back to this industry." also on the agenda ......mr. trump is set to sign another executive order. a day after pulling out of a major trade deal with asia ....the trans-pacific partnership. sot: trump "great thing for the american worker what we just did." trump also signing 2 other memorandas.... a hiring freeze on all federal workers, except the military... and an order banning foreign aid to groups who promote or pay for abortions nats: congressional visit spray and at the first white house meeting with congressional leaders......trump
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mode---- complaining about losing the popular vote to hillary clinton in the 2016 election. sources say he repeating the false claim that he lost the popular vote because three to five million undocumented immigrants voted. a republican aide claims the president was only joking. but a democratic aid disagreed, saying the president spent 10 minutes talking about the election. while trump won 304 electoral votes to clinton's 227, clinton won nearly 3 million more popular votes. despite trump's claims, election officials have said there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. nats: pompeo hearing on the cabinet front....there's some progress. nats: confirmation of mike pompeo to cia is confirmed. the senate confirmed kansas congressman mike pompeo to run the cia. as for secretary of state nominee rex tillerson...he's closer to being confirmed..clearing a major hurdle in the senate. tag: so far.... 3 of mr. trump's 15 cabinet nominees have been confirmed. sr abc news washington president trump made some controversial
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first work day in the oval office. one of them-- signing an order to freeze federal hiring and pay raises. the president issued a memo saying that "no vacant positions existing at noon on january 22nd, may be filled and no new positions may be created, except in limited circumstances." the order exempts positions necessary to public safety, such as military jobs. regardless-- the move is impacting hundreds of thousands of people in our area. accoring to the washington post-- president trump also instructed officials to recommend a long-term plan to reduce the size of the federal government's workforce through attrition within 90 days. and coming up on good morning washington-- we will talk with virginia senator tim kaine about the hiring freeze on federal workers. thats's coming up in the 7 o-clock hour on our sister station newschannel-8. in the day ahead-- the man charged with opening fire inside a district pizzeria, will be back in court. edgar welch is facing federal charges for firing
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comet ping pong pizza shop. welch says he was investigating fake news reports of an child sex trafficking ring, operating inside the business. no one was hurt. welch has pleaded not guilty. he could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. this morning-- tinsel town is on pins and needles as the academy of motion pictures, prepares to make some big announcements. with more on this morning's oscar nominations-- here is abc's lesley messer. it is a restless morning for many stars in hollywood, as we're just a few hours away from that all-important reveal: which actors will be able to call themselves academy award nominees this year? here are a few things to keep an eye on as we wait for the announcements: first? at the golden globes, "moonlight" and "la la land" won best drama and best comedy, respectively, and both seem to be locks for best picture nominations, as well. however, there is room for 10 films in the category, and expect "lion," "arrival," and "manchester by the sea" to be among them. secondly? entertainment experts seem to unanimously agree that "la la land" star ryan gosling and "manchester by the sea"
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best actor nods, and other possibilities include andrew garfield, denzel washington, and viggo mortensen. and lastly?the best actress category is going to be an exciting one to watch. "la la land" actress emma stone, "jackie" star natalie portman and "arrival"'s amy adams are expected to nab nominations, and nobody would be surprised if isabelle hubbert and meryl streep hear their names called too. but we'll see what the academy thinks, later this morning. leslie messer, abc news, los angeles. coming up-- monster storms cut a path through several southern states. now the search is on for survivors.. and several people still missing. the details.. coming up. plus, a state governor collapses in the middle of an address. but don't expect him to stay down for long. what his family is saying about his health today.. coming up.
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isolated / brief shower possible feeling chilly during the afternoon drying & afternoon sunshine today: mostly cloudy with a slight chance of an early shower. pm partly sunny. highs: 46-49 tonight: mainly clear and cold. winds nw10-15 wednesday: mostly sunny. nice highs: 56-59
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coming up-- a shoplifter caught
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a shoplifter caught on camera. but he didn't try to swipe something small. what security guards say the man shoved down his pants... plus, two friends snap a selfie-- minutes ter they are buried in an avalanche! and then the phone rang.. we'll tell you why relatives were not happy with their good spirit.. coming up.
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she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. but once a week i let her play sheriff so i can wash it. i use tide to get out those week old stains
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to get it fresh and soft. you are free to go. tide and downy together.
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tornadoes swept through the area over the weekend. at least 20 people are dead.. and a toddler remains missing. gio benitez has more. a woman in spokane
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calling a local police officer her angel.. after he pulled her from her burning car. and it was all caught on camera. take a look at this video. kim novak says she was driving to the store to get ice cream, when she hit a pile of slush on the road. her car shut down, locking her inside as a fire broke out. a poli
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he and one of novak's neighbors pulled her out. novak was not injured. as for the ice cream she wanted.. the officer brought her somethe next day.. and she had a chance to thank him for saving her life. police in texas say they are looking for a man who walked off with an expensive guitar. but this wasn't an ocean's 11-style style heist. they've posted surveillance video of the incident on social media.. in an effort to find him. as you will see the man strolls over to the instrument-- and stuffs it right down his pants! police say they're amazed he was actually able to make it out of the store without anyone noticing. the sunburst
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around 17-hundred dollars. experts say the key to surviving an emergency situation is not to panic. well-- the two california men in this next story have that covered! they stayed very calm.. even after their car was buried in an avalanche! dave ortiz and neale shutler were driving on the highway.. when snow suddenly buried their car. they called 911-- and then took a selfie to remember the experience. then since they had nothing to do but wait for help to arrive-- they they shared their experience on facebook live. thats when their phone rang.. the men say the most important thing they did was to turn off the engine.
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the exhaust would freeze in the area around the tailpipe, and that carbon monoxide would get into the car. they were there for about an hour before firefighters rescued them. at xx time for weather. toss to eileen cold start tuesday with isolated / brief shower possible feeling chilly during the afternoon drying & afternoon sunshine today: mostly cloudy with a slight chance of an early shower. pm partly sunny. highs: 46-49 tonight: mainly clear and cold. winds nw10-15 wednesday: mostly
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up. sierra nevada brewing company is recalling some of it bottled beer in 36 states including maryland and virginia. the company says glass can break off and fall into the bottle. the recall applies to popular brands like torpedo extra i-p-a, pale ale, and nooner. so far there have been no reports of injuries. there is much more ahead on good morning washington. suzanne kennedy.. what are you working on?
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tracking a morning chill. temperatures, dropping while you were sleeping. the rain is slowly moving out, but that damaging wind is picking up.. good morning washington. toss to veronica cold start tuesday with isolated / brief shower possible feeling chilly during the afternoon drying & afternoon sunshine today: mostly cloudy with a slight chance of an early shower. pm partly sunny. highs: 46-49 tonight: mainly clear and cold. winds nw10-15 wednesday: mostly sunny. nice highs: 56-59

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